Iowa Lakes Valuation Project

DeSoto Bend Lake   

DeSoto Bend Lake is in Harrison County, in West-Central Iowa.

Vital Stats:
     Area:      788 acres
Shoreline: 17.2 miles
Mean Depth: 8 feet
Maximum Depth: 26 feet
Drainage: 16,272 acres
Lake Type: Oxbow
Boat Access: hard surface ramp
Motor/Boat Restrictions: none at no wake speed
Special Regulations: many - national waterfowl refuge; Northern Pike - 24 min length
Facilities: picnic tables, hiking trails, museum, visitor center
Map Available: yes
U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency lists as impaired:
Beach advisories in 2003
due to high bacteria:
Not monitored for bacteria

Associated Parks:
     DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge

The information above was collected by Iowa State University Limnology Laboratory and The Iowa Department of Natural Resources.